We spoke to the beautiful Lionel & Maggie and found out a little about what makes them tick…
Where/How did you meet?
We caught each other’s eye in the West End 6 years ago and we’ve kept each other’s gaze since!
We went to the cinema to see The Hangover.
First trip away together?
Our first trip was a summer break to the south of France. That’s where we both realised our love for exploring different cultures and cuisine.
What is your favourite travel destination and why?
Barcelona because it’s our European Miami! We love the constant sunshine, delicious seafood and fun water sports.
What has been your favourite hotel that you have ever stayed in together?
In 2012 we stayed at a beautifully maintained boutique hotel in Lisbon called As Janelas Verdes. It had a stunning views of the river Tagus and The Cristo Rei. The staff are super attentive and the continental breakfast was outstanding.
Describe your proposal?
Lionel flew me to Portugal on my birthday this year for dinner. He asked me to make a wish as I blew out my birthday candle and my wish came true! He said he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and asked me to be his wife with a gorgeous ring. Of course I said yes!
Define your idea of romance?
Genuine acts and gestures of love without occasion.
What has been your most exciting adventure together?
Quad biking at night through the desert in Egypt!
What is the most romantic thing you have ever done together?
We were lucky enough to have a romantic candle lit dinner on a beach.
Favourite place to eat in the world?
Le Baôli in Cannes
How would you describe yourselves as a couple?
Foodies, film buffs and beach lovers.
What travel products can you not live without?
iPad mini to check directions and restaurant reviews on the go. Also a good book for the plane and lounging.
What do you have planned next?
Our honeymoon! We’re thinking somewhere in the Caribbean…
Anywhere with each other.
At least 2 holidays together a year!